Paddy Power Free Bet Rules and Other Terms & Conditions

Paddy Power promotes largely the free bets offer for new players. There are sneaky rules to understand to benefit from this offer.

Here is an overview of the current promotions, for sport and other games on PaddyPower.com:

Paddy Power Product Bonus & Offers (2020) Paddy Power Promo Code
Sports Welcome Offer £20 Risk-Free First Bet USE SPORTS PROMO CODE
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Casino Welcome Offer Play with £60+ 20 Free Spins with £10 deposit USE CASINO PROMO CODE
New Customer from UK & IRL only. Deposits made with e-wallets are not valid for this promo. Bonus wagering x 35 on eligible games. Winnings from bonus capped at £500. Spins available after bonus is redeemed/lost. Opt-in required. Full T&Cs apply
Poker Welcome Offer 100% up to £200 + £20 in Twister Tokens USE POKER PROMO CODE
New Customers only. Create a nickname & deposit £10. Minimum 5 twister tournaments to release free £1 tokens. T&Cs apply.
Bingo Welcome Offer £40 Bonus + 40 Free spins on £10 deposit and £10 wager USE BINGO PROMO CODE
New Customer Offer only. Deposit and spend £10 on bingo tickets within 30 days of joining Paddy Power Bingo. Get £30 paid as Bingo Bonus (x1 wagering requirement), £10 as Slots Bonus (x20 wagering requirement) & 40 Free Spins ( £0.10/spin) on Mystery Reels Megaways slot game. 1 per customer. Your age and mobile number must be verified before you can avail of this offer. Full T&Cs apply.

Introduction

Paddypower is an established Irish bookmaker that opened its first betting shop in Dublin in 1988. The bookmaker was named after its founder David Power, even though he wasn’t the only founder of the brand. Both the Paddypower brand and its online platform give off a traditional UK/Irish vibe when you come across their shops or website. However, over recent years, they have added many modern features and boast a very interactive platform – both in terms of user experience as well as customer support.

Their site has a nice range of all major sports markets like soccer, horse racing, and tennis as well as other lesser markers like golf, bowling, cricket, handball and other sports from U.S, Canada, and Australia. Besides sports, they also offer poker, casino games, lotteries and bingo but some are only restricted to the UK and Irish players

The site doesn’t fall short in terms of offers: new customers can grab a special welcome bonus after their first deposit. Existing customers can also reap special rewards and bonuses that run from time to time. For info on the current offers, refer to the sections below and paddypower.co.uk website

Running bonus specials

£20 risk-free bet

New customers that register an account on the site in the sports section, can get £20 risk-free first bet.

New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy’s Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.§

The following steps and T&Cs apply:

  • You have to open an account paddypower.com and use the bonus code.
  • You must deposit at least £10 but no more than £20
  • Bets must be placed at a level 1.50 or above
  • Your bonus will remain active for the next 30 days after registration.
  • The offer is applicable to UK, Irish and residents from a few other countries.
  • Odds must be placed before the start of a match. The offer doesn’t apply to in-bet bedding

Other specials (for existing clients)

Paddypower often runs exclusive specials for its clients with pretty generous amounts up for grabs. Here are just a few:

European Acca Insurance

In case one of your 5+stakes WDW ACCA on premium European leagues disappoints you, you’ll get your cashback as a free risk bet. This offers applies to English Premier League, Champions League, League 1 & 2, Scottish Championship, and a few other first-class leagues. Additional T&Cs may apply.

VIP scheme

Paddypower spoils their faithful players with exclusive VIP rewards. If you play consistently your favourite casino games and reach a threshold, you will climb stages from 1 to 5. 5, of course, is the ultimate VIP level with quite generous specials and rewards. Just a stage prior to reaching your VIP status, the team will examine your account and give you a cash bonus via e-mail. You might also receive VIP promotions occasionally in your inbox. Additionally:

  • Only real cash deposits will be counted towards progressing your membership and status to VIP. Bonus amounts do not count for this offer.
  • You must be a member and play actively for 3 months at least to be eligible for the VIP status.
  • All new clients will start from level 1 and jump levels as they wager more.
  • Offer is limited to only one client per account, payment method, household, and IP.
  • If you abuse any bonus by signing in from different places and accounts, Paddypower may restrict or terminate your account.

Banking options

Paddypower accepts all standard methods of payment including but not limited to:

  • Visa/Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Debit card
  • Bank transfers
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

In electronic card methods, payments are processed instantly in just a few moments. Bank transfers though may take anywhere from 5-10 working days excluding weekends and bank holidays. You can add no less than £5. No fees are typically charged to your account unless specified otherwise.

Note that e-wallet methods like Skrill and Neteller do not qualify for some bonuses. For more info check out the paddypower.com T&Cs.

Our final verdict

Paddypower may not pop in our minds as the top 5 gamblers we’d recommend, but they really have nothing to envy from other big players in the biz. Their wide gaming selection, specials, live streamings, and optimised mobile version are really top-notch.

Signing up with them is easy and payments are processed promptly in most cases. Their fast customer support and active social media profiles are a big pro to consider. Live chat is also available in case you can’t wait to receive a response to your query.

On the downside, their site security and identity theft are not among their strongest points. There are numerous reports in forums from clients that they charge account more than solicited and were given false excuses for that. This applies more to those who used a credit card and debit card as opposed to those adding funds to Paypal and Neteller.

Overall, if we pass this, it really a worthwhile place to visit if you want to be a serious bettor.